New to mincups? - Here is some background information. The Super Minicup car is a scale stock car built just like the Winston Cup cars you see on TV. They have tube chassis, adjustable suspension, coil-over Carrera shocks, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, etc. This is what they look like under their one piece fiberglass bodies.

The goal of the series is to provide an inexpensive entry level stock car racing experience for new drivers. There are two divisions that use the super minicup. One is for children aged 8-16 called the Future Stars of Racing. All other drivers compete in the Open class.  The cars are identical in every respect except that the Future Stars of Racing cars use a small carburetor to reduce the power of the engine.  The Open class has proven to be the largest since most minicup drivers so far have been adults. If you have always wanted to race but didn’t have the money, time, and pit crew, minicups may be the answer.

Since 1995 the Miniature Motorsports Racing Association (MMRA) has sanctioned minicup races around the country.  In February of 2002, MMRA announced major changes and new leadership.  They brought on a new management team, built a new website
( www.mmraracing.com ), and announced an ambitious promotion plan culminating with the MMRA Nationals Presented by the U.S. Air Force.  The 2003 season brought a new Touring series with the champions taking home custom designed gold rings.  Full details are available on their regularly updated website - www.mmraracing.com

The cars, engines, and rules for super minicups are generally the same nationwide so there is a level playing field for all competitors.   Here are the specifications for the MMRA style suspended chassis cars:

ENGINE: Honda GX 390 4 Stroke, OHV Single Cylinder Displacement - 389 cc Horsepower (stock) - 13 Air Cooled Electric Start Clutch - Dry Centrifugal

BODY: Hand Layed Fiberglass Lexan Windshield Gelcoat Gray Body styles: Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Ford Taurus, Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Intrepid

CHASSIS: 1.125 by .065 Mild Steel MIG Welded Upper & Lower Control Arms Caster, Camber, Toe Adjustments Movable Pedals Rack & Pinion

STEERING: Adjustable Coil Over Shocks Fully Adjustable Rear Suspension

WHEELS AND TIRES: 8 by 6.5 Polished Aluminum 4 or 6 Bolt Wheels 15 by 7 Hoosier Slicks

MISC: Five Point Racing Harness and Window Net Dual Caliper Disc Brake Quick Release Steering Wheel Aluminum Kirkey Seat, Adult Sizes 11 - 16 Aluminum Kirkey Seat, Child Sizes 9 - 11

Are you excited? Maybe minicups are your ticket out of the stands and into the action.  If you would like to receive more information about minicup racing in your area, click here.

 Your next stop should be our Fans page where you can get some good advice on how to get started. Good Luck – we’ll see you at the track!

In an effort to give a historical perspective of minicup racing, minicup.com has published a research report detailing the history of minicup racing from its humble beginnings to the present.  Click here to read this informative article.

 

 

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